Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2010


by maria bonada

My sleepy heart
Wakes after long hibernation
Stretches and flexes stiffly
Throwing out gusts of pain
For me to fly my kite on

For so long now
I have felt only love.
Trapped in a marshmallow cage
filled with feathers and milk
My home so safe and warm
I feared to go out after dark

In a blizzard of small cares
We stood,
Hearts linked by steel chains
Bare feet on bedrock
For the first time in our lives

But the storm is abating,
Clarity returning,
The journey resuming
As you learn to walk.

Added: 27.04.2010